U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) announced a combined $93,830,496 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to modernize public housing properties and for management improvements across the state of New Jersey.
Hudson County housing authorities will be getting more than $22-million of that combined total. The Hudson County public housing authorities’ breakdown is as follows:
o $2,898,573 North Bergen Housing Authority
o $7,589,218 Housing Authority City of Jersey City
o $4,269,583 Hoboken Housing Authority
o $1,020,767 Harrison Housing Authority
o $1,510,706 Union City Housing Authority
o $800,511 Guttenberg Housing Authority
o $4,315,752 Bayonne Housing Authority
“The funds I helped secure in the FY23 federal funding bill will provide safe housing for millions of New Jerseyans across the state,” said Sen. Menendez. “From investments to make large-scale repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and modernize public housing properties in New Jersey, these funds will play a critical role in improving the lives of millions of New Jerseyans at a time when housing costs are soaring.”
“All New Jersey families deserve a decent, affordable place to live,” said Sen. Booker. “These grants are crucial for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to serve the people who rely on them for safe and stable housing.”
Last September, both Senators announced $8.3 million in federal funding for over 75 NJ PHAs from HUD to provide them with resources to enable more families to obtain stable housing with the Housing Choice Voucher program.